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Abused or neglected young people are vulnerable to the recruitment and control tactics of human traffickers.

Bipartisan House and Senate versions of the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 1732 and S.1823), would help improve state child welfare systems in order to better protect children.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 use existing resources to better serve vulnerable youth. Passing this legislation would be an important step toward creating the safety net we need to end child trafficking in the United States.

Please urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation now!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the relevant bipartisan version of the "Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2013" (H.R. 1732 and S.1823). House and Senate versions of these bills were introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) and Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) respectively.

Recent reports have shown that the majority of identified child trafficking victims have had contact, often multiple times, with state child welfare systems. Clearly, many state and local agencies need to improve their ability to protect children from trafficking and exploitation. H.R. 1732 and S.1823 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and publish guidelines to assist child welfare agencies in serving survivors of trafficking, and youth at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. It also helps improve data collection systems to better understand the scourge of human trafficking in our country.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 are important steps to end child trafficking in the United States. I urge you to cosponsor this important legislation now.

Thank you for your consideration,

Petition Signatures

Jul 18, 2016 Petra Jones
Jul 17, 2016 Elaine McKay
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2016 Sophie Shanahan No more. We must do something. Our children need us. Can you really turn a blind eye? Together we can make a difference.
Jul 11, 2016 Jeanne Bruno
Jul 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2016 Cecilia Domina
Jul 10, 2016 Leonardo Rodriguez
Jul 10, 2016 Michael Clavarino
Jul 10, 2016 SarahLynn Bower
Jul 10, 2016 Kimberly Cramer
Jul 9, 2016 Anna Bratchkova
Jul 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2016 Bobbie Gordner So many children run away from abusive homes, and trust the first "friendly and understanding" grownup they meet. Mistake on their part. Social workers are often overworked, and can't handle the case load properly. HELP THEM, PLEASE. Thank You.
Jul 7, 2016 Linda Shifflett
Jul 7, 2016 Diana Smith
Jul 7, 2016 Betty Kowall
Jul 7, 2016 Linda Van Den Broeke
Jul 7, 2016 Nancy Smith
Jul 7, 2016 Julie Martin
Jul 7, 2016 Darlene Littlefield
Jul 7, 2016 Keith MacAdams
Jul 7, 2016 Gordana Milic
Jul 7, 2016 Kari Lindewirth
Jul 7, 2016 Kelli Jackson
Jul 7, 2016 Becky Kosher
Jul 7, 2016 fahad Al fahad
Jul 7, 2016 Sharon Emanuelli
Jul 7, 2016 kaity hodges
Jul 7, 2016 Jimalee Jackson
Jul 7, 2016 John Eroh
Jul 7, 2016 Ruby Siero-Tanti
Jul 7, 2016 Diane Taylor
Jul 7, 2016 Tim Kretzer
Jul 7, 2016 Eusebio vestias
Jul 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2016 Diane Cantwell
Jul 7, 2016 Barbara Snyder
Jul 7, 2016 Cynthia Williamson This has to stop! Take care of the children!
Jul 7, 2016 Sandra Fox
Jul 7, 2016 (Name not displayed) Children received better care and more protection in orphanages 50 years ago. Why have we thrown our most valuable and vunerable citizens under the bus?
Jul 7, 2016 James Hickman
Jul 7, 2016 Scott Zilak Let's stop abusing 1 Another & start helping 1 another.We all our put on this earth too learn from 1 another too bring out the best in each other in life not hurting.But HELP 1 ANOTHER & SOMETHING WILL GOOD COME TOO US ALL.
Jul 4, 2016 Debra Ryan
Jul 3, 2016 Jessica Barnett
Jul 3, 2016 Saleen Wallace
Jul 3, 2016 Marcia Bissett
Jul 3, 2016 linda rush
Jul 3, 2016 Salim Soued

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